Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 22:30 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 57: Foldable Mosquitoes

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:31 Everything Samsung announced this week, with David Ruddock from Android Police.
  • 16:57 Magic UX wants to change the way you think about multitasking on your phone. Andrian Westaway from Special Projects explains.
  • 31:22 Get tips on Black Friday deals with Trevor Daugherty from 9to5Toys.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: David Ruddock, Adrian Westaway, and Trevor Daugherty

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Posted on 9 November 2018 | 12:06 am


TNW 56: Give Me Apple Store or Give Me Death

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:44 This year for Halloween, MIT researchers allowed the Internet to control an actual human for a few hours. Niccolo Pescetelli joins to share some of the surprises from the live stream, and what lessons can be gleaned about humanity.
  • 14:21 Internet-connected thermometer Kinsa is helping Clorox determine who to market their flu medicine too. Sapna Maheshwari from the New York Times talks about the ethics behind this, and whether regulation might help.
  • 25:36 Apple's latest hardware announcement revealed a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and a long-awaited update to the Mac mini. 9to5Mac's Bradley Chambers has thoughts on the best tech from the event.
  • 42:35 It's officially holiday shopping season, and to drive that point home, CNET's Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine shows off all the tech that will be highly sought after this Christmas by tech enthusiasts around the world.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Niccolo Pescetelli, Sapna Maheshwari, Bradley Chambers, and Lindsey Turrentine

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Posted on 2 November 2018 | 12:00 am


TNW 55: iPhone XR Vs. Pixel 3

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:27 Buzzfeed's Craig Silverman investigates an elaborate fraud scheme that tracked human behavior to steal from mobile ad companies.
  • 14:45 First look at the iPhone XR with Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide. Plus, how it compares to the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3.
  • 30:02 Ernesto Falcon from The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why 5G isn't for everyone, especially people in rural areas.
  • 44:26 How the new electronic scooter craze mirrors is moving fast and breaking people. Elizabeth Lopatto from The Verge reports.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Craig Silverman, Mark Spoonauer, Ernesto Falcon, and Elizabeth Lopatto

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Posted on 26 October 2018 | 12:50 am


TNW 54: Phones For Our Phones

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Bruce Schneier talks about how security has become too dangerous and too important for companies to address on their own, and that regulation is the answer.
  • The Google Pixel 3 XL has been torn down by the iFixit team, and CEO Kyle Wiens says that things aren't looking good from a repairability standpoint.
  • Duolingo celebrated reaching 50/50 gender parity and Twitter lost its ever-loving mind. Christine Raietsch talks about the company's hiring approach and why it is important.
  • New Yorkers love their bagels, but they didn't care for Apple's new bagel EMOJI and they made sure they were heard. Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia details the bagel-drama.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Bruce Schneier, Kyle Wiens, Christine Raetsch, and Jeremy Burge

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 12:06 am


TNW 53: Let Google Take Over

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:02 Cherlynn Low from Engadget talks about the Pixel 3, the Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and other announcements from the Made by Google event this week.
  • 15:42 Bullies are alive and well on Instagram. Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic asked teens what they want Instagram and their parents to do about it.
  • 28:01 We might never know if the Bloomberg chip story is true, but security expert Vinny Troia says what matters is that it could happen.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Cherlynn Low, Taylor Lorenz, and Vinny Troia

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Posted on 11 October 2018 | 10:38 pm


TNW 52: Of Mice and Radiation

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:54 Bloomberg Businessweek broke a major story alleging Chinese hacking of US-made motherboards and newrooms are split on the validity of the report. Iain Thomson from the Register talks about the payload, Apple and Amazon's vehement denials, and what's at stake.
  • 15:16 Dr. Kiki from This Week in Science describes the groundbreaking work that led to Physicist Donna Strickland becoming the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics.
  • 32:33 Elon Musk can't keep himself out of trouble, and the SEC is requiring changes at Tesla as a result. Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research has ideas on who should replace him if he is forced to step down as CEO of the company.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Iain Thomson, Dr. Kiki Sanford, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Posted on 5 October 2018 | 12:49 am


TNW 51: Queen Bot Cortana

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:58 Brad Sams from Petri runs through the big announcements from Microsoft Ignite including the eagerly awaited Surface Hub 2.
  • 14:21 CEO of Libby and Overdrive Steve Potash shares the ways people can checkout digital books from their library for free.
  • 27:45 Oculus Connect wraps up with a big reveal of the standalone Oculus Quest, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica tried it out.
  • 41:06 The founders of Instagram are leaving the Facebook umbrella for good. Recode's Kurt Wagner thinks it will be a while before people see the affects of that.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Brad Sams, Steve Potash, Sam Machkovech, and Kurt Wagner

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Posted on 27 September 2018 | 11:42 pm


TNW 50: Slow Your Roll, Amazon

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:28 CNET's Ben Fox Rubin was at Amazon's surprise Echo event in Seattle and shares his thoughts on all of the new hardware after seeing them in person.
  • 15:12 Children's eye and ear health is being negatively impacted by smartphone and tablet tech, and Julia Calderone from Consumer Reports shares the details of that report.
  • 27:36 The reviews are in. Rene Ritchie from iMore talks about his time reviewing the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch 4.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ben Fox Rubin, Julia Calderone, and Rene Ritchie

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Posted on 21 September 2018 | 1:46 am


TNW 49: You Can't Teach AI Politics

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:16 Ars Technica's Sean Gallagher talks about iOS apps that track you without getting your permission first.
  • 12:02 The EFF says the new Copyright Directive means Europe has lost the Internet. Danny O'Brien explains.
  • 26:56 Jason Snell from Six Colors touched the new iPhones and he has thoughts about them.
  • 40:38 Entrepreneur Fatima Dicko explains how to solve the "last mile" problem on college campuses.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Sean Gallagher, Danny O'Brien, Jason Snell, and Fatima Dicko

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Posted on 14 September 2018 | 12:12 am